The European Gliding Championships is a gliding competition held every two years.

Gliding is a competitive sport and was even a demonstration sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics. It was due to become an official Olympic sport in the Helsinki Games in 1940. However since the war, gliding has not featured in the Olympics. For gliding, international competition has been provided by the World Gliding Championships since 1938 and also by the European Gliding Championships since 1982.

The increased number of classes of glider means that it is no longer possible for all the classes to compete at the same location. The European Glider Aerobatic Championships were added in 1992. They are also held every two years.[1]

European Gliding Championships

Each of the following entries give the year and location of the contest followed by the winner of each class, nationality and the glider used.

European Women's Gliding Championships

1st European Women s Gliding Championships in Hungary 1979[4]

2nd European Women s Gliding Championships in France 1981[4]

3rd European Women s Gliding Championships in Saint Hubert (Belgium) 1983[4] (originally supposed to be held in Oryol (UDSSR))

4th European Women s Gliding Championships in Subotica Yugoslavia 1985[4]

5th European Women s Gliding Championships in Bulgaria 1987[4]

6th European Women s Gliding Championships in Oriol (UDSSR) 1989[4]

7th European Women s Gliding Championships in Husbands Bosworth (UK) 1991[4]

8th European Women s Gliding Championships in Hosín (CZE)[4]

9th International European Women's Gliding Championships in Marpingen (Germany), 1995[4][5]

10th International European Women's Gliding Championships in Prievidza Slovakia, 1997[4][6]

11th European Women's Gliding Championships in Leszno (Poland), 1999 held in conjunction with the 2nd World Class World Championship[4]

The FAI granted World Championship status to international women's contests in 2001. The 1st World Gliding Championships were held in Pociūnai (Lithuania). However, this decision was made rather late so that it was essentially a European contest.[4] For the results of this and the following women's contests refer to Women's World Gliding Championships.

European Junior Gliding Championships

1st European Junior Gliding Championships in Falköping (Sweden), 1991

2nd European Junior Gliding Championships in La Roche-sur-Yon (France), 1993

3rd European Junior Gliding Championships in Leszno (Poland), 1995[5]

4th European Junior Gliding Championships in Musbach (Germany), 1997[6]

The contests were replaced by the Junior World Gliding Championships in 1999. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the calendar was revised to shift the World and European Gliding Championships by one year, additionally reintroducing the European Junior Gliding Championships in 2021.

5th European Junior Gliding Championships in Pociūnai (Lithuania), 2021

European Glider Aerobatic Championships

European Glider Aerobatic Championships are held every two years, so that they alternate with World Glider Aerobatic Championships which are held every two years since 1985.[7] These contests are flown in the unlimited category, only. In 2006, the first European Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships was held in Bad Frankenhausen in conjunction with the German Glider Championships in the unlimited and advanced category.[8] The second European Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships were held in conjunction with the 2008 German Glider Aerobatic Championships in Rothenburg-Görlitz (26 July 2008 – 3 August 2008).[9]

1st European Glider Aerobatic Championships

2nd European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Rieti (Italy) 1994[10]

3rd FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Pér (Hungary), 27 June 1996 – 6 July 1996[11]

  1. Mikhail Mamistov (Russia), glider: Swift-S1
  2. Jerzy Makula (Poland), glider: MDM-1 Fox
  3. Adam Michałowski (Poland), glider: Swift-S1
  1. Russia Russia:Mikhail Mamistov (Swift-S1), Sergey Rakhmanin (Swift-S1), Sergei Krikalev (Swift-S1)
  2. Poland Poland:Jerzy Makula (MDM-1 Fox), Adam Michałowski (Swift-S1), Marek Hernik (MDM-1 Fox)
  3. Czech Republic Czech Republic: Martin Stáhalík (MDM-1 Fox), Petr Poborský (MDM-1 Fox), Josef Čech (MDM-1 Fox)

4th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Ostrów Wielkopolski (Poland), 19 July 1998 – 2 August 1998[12]

  1. Jerzy Makula (Poland), glider: MDM-1 Fox
  2. Georgij Kaminski (Russia), glider: Swift-S1
  3. Adam Michałowski (Poland), glider: Swift-S1
  1. Poland Poland: Jerzy Makula (MDM-1 Fox), Adam Michałowski (Swift-S1), Małgorzata Margańska (Swift-S1)
  2. Russia Russia: Georgij Kaminski (Swift-S1), Valentin Barabanov (Swift-S1), Alexandr Panfierov (Swift-S1)
  3. Czech Republic Czech Republic: Petr Poborský (MDM-1 Fox), Přemysl Vávra (MDM-1 Fox), Jiří Peprný (MDM-1 Fox)

5th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships Salon de Provence (France), 7 August 2000 – 20 August 2000[13]

  1. Ferenc Tóth (Hungary)
  2. Jerzy Makula (Poland)
  3. Georgij Kaminski (Russia)
  1. Poland Poland: Jerzy Makula, Adam Michałowski, Krzysztof Brząkalik
  2. Hungary Hungary: Ferenc Tóth, István Matuz, János Szilágyi
  3. Russia Russia: Georgij Kaminski, Alexandr Panfierov, Valentin Barabanov

6th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Pasewalk (Germany) – 16 July 2002 – 26 July 2002[14][15]

7th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Moravská Třebová (Czech Republic), 6 July 2004 – 18 July 2004[16]

  1. Jerzy Makula (Poland)
  2. Alexandr Panfierov (Russia)
  3. Ferenc Tóth (Hungary)

8th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Rybnik (Poland), 19 July 2006 – 29 July 2006[17][18][19]

  1. Ferenc Tóth (Hungary), glider: Swift S-1
  2. Jerzy Makula (Poland), glider: Solo-Fox
  3. Georgij Kaminski (Russia), glider: Swift S-1
  1. Hungary Hungary: Ferenc Tóth (Swift S-1), János Szilágyi (Swift S-1), Szabolcs Kühtreiber (Swift S-1)
  2. Russia Russia: Georgij Kaminski (Swift S-1), Igor Plakhsin (Swift S-1), Olga Romanenko (Swift S-1)
  3. Germany Germany: Eugen Schaal (MDM-1 Fox), Markus Feyerabend (Swift S-1), Olaf Schmidt (Swift S-1)

9th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Radom (Poland), 7 July 2008 – 17 July 2008[20][21][22]

  1. Ferenc Tóth (Hungary), glider: Swift S-1
  2. Erik Piriou (France), glider: Swift S-1
  3. Markus Feyerabend (Germany), glider: Swift S-1
  1. Czech Republic Czech Republic: Přemysl Vávra (Swift S-1), Jan Rozlivka (Swift S-1, Miroslav Červenka (Swift S-1)
  2. Russia Russia: Alexandr Panfierov (Swift S-1), Georgij Kaminski (Swift S-1), Igor Plakhsin (Swift S-1)
  3. Germany Germany: Markus Feyerabend (Swift S-1), Olaf Schmidt (Swift S-1), Hans-Georg Resch (Swift S-1)

10th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championships, Jämijärvi (Finnland), 17 July 2010 – 24 July 2010[23]

  1. Erik Piriou (France), glider: Swift S-1
  2. Ferenc Tóth (Hungary), glider: Swift S-1
  3. Dietmar Poll (Austria), glider: Swift S-1
  1. Hungary Hungary: Ferenc Tóth (Swift S-1), János Szilágyi (Swift S-1, Szabolcs Kühtreiber (Swift S-1)
  2. France France: Erik Piriou (Swift S-1), Daniel Serres (Swift S-1), Pierre Albertini (Swift S-1)
  3. Poland Poland: Maciej Pospieszynski (Swift S-1), Jerzy Makula (Solo-Fox), Stanisław Makula (Solo-Fox)

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